Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Gifts

Well as promised here is a list of what I made as Christmas gifts, unfortunately I forgot to
take pictures of some of them so I'll have to post them when I can get pictures taken.

First I made a quilt for my mom and stepdad and sent it to Florida,
this isn't the best picture but it gives you the basic idea.  My son-in-law the photographer
has the best pictures so I  need to get them from him took this picture.

Then I made covers for the neighbor, she bought a couple of those circle chairs that are
so popular right now

Will insert picture when I get it!!

Then I made casserole carriers for my stepmom and 2 sister-in-laws

I still can't believe I forgot to take the pictures before I gave them out, but I'm
notorious for doing this!!  I need to get better at taking pictures.

Well until next time,


Monday, December 19, 2011


I know I didn't get to post that I was participating but I did get signed up
Friday afternoon that I was planning on sewing.  Oh boy did I get to sew!!

I can't post any pictures because all my sewing was for Christmas gifts.  I'll get
pictures posted next week after everyone gets to open their gifts.

Sew until next time!!!


Merry Christmas in case I don't get a chance to talk to you all before Sunday!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Another special order

A friend was trying to figure out what to get someone for Christmas and I was telling
her about the embroidered bath towels I do and she placed this order

They turned out very nice, I'm pleased.

Until next time,

Saturday, December 3, 2011


Well I have busily working on Christmas gifts so nothing new to show right now.  But after
Christmas I will have lots of pictures to add.

Hope everyone is had a good week and are now enjoying their weekend.

Until next time,

Saturday, November 19, 2011

FNSI Results

Well here is what I got finished, I'm happy with my results!!

I did a birth announcement blanket for my cousin's granddaughter and finished
my new purse and made a wallet.  The wallet took me the longest, I didn't
have a pattern but was going from several photos that I printed off the internet and
constructed one of my own.  When I have time I'm going to re-do it and correct
some of the things I'm not quite happy with, but all in all I'm happy with
what I got accomplished.

Until next time,

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Friday Night Sew In

Well it's that time again, I can hardly believe it's been a month since the last one,

Yep you guessed it, FNSI is tomorrow night!!  I'm excited, so many projects,
which one, two, or three to pick to do tomorrow night.

Well we'll see what I get finished!!

Until next time,

Monday, November 14, 2011

Special Order

One of the girls here at work needed a new diaper bag for her daughter,
so here's what I came up with
The fabrics are left over from my daughters bridal shower and reception.
She absolutely loved it and I'm thrilled with how it turned out.

Well until next time,

Monday, November 7, 2011


Not much to share by the way of sewing this week but it was a very great
weekend in Gatlinburg, TN.  Went to my cousins wedding it was very nice.
It was also great getting to see his sister and spend some time with her.
My aunt and uncle were so wonderful to take us along in their RV.

Well until next time,

Monday, October 31, 2011

Craft Bazaar Items

I made these for the craft bazaar this past weekend but didn't have too many sales

kinda disappointed but I think it had a lot to do with where they put me.
Unfortunately don't know if I'll have another chance to do another one this year.

Well until next time,

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

WOO HOO I have followers!!

I'm so excited!!! I have 2 followers in 1 weekend!!!!  
Thanks to Jandi and Cherise for being my first 2 followers!!!!
I really appreciate them taking the time to check out my site!!

I know there have been other lurkers out there from the stats I've seen,
but they were the first brave enough to actually want to follow my site!!

Well need to go get sewing, actually going to take part of a craft bazaar this
weekend so I need to get some more things made to take to sell.

Until next time,

Monday, October 24, 2011

FNSI Results

Well I had a pretty productive Friday evening and it carried into Saturday.

Here is what I ended up with

Zippered coin/change purses in Breast Cancer Fabric

Checkbook covers in Breast Cancer fabric

and another tote bag with Breast Cancer fabric (this pic is from the original bag I
made the week before but the second was the same fabrics only in a different arrangement).

All in all I would say it was so good night!

Until next time,

Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday Night Sew In!!

I'm so ready for this, it's FNSI, come join the fun
and then show off what you've made!!

Until next time,

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Breast Cancer Bag

This is a donation to a breast cancer fundraiser.  A friend of mine is putting together a bra
auction this weekend and I offered to make a tote for her fundraiser. 
I think it turned out pretty good, I also added a key fob.

Well until next time,


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

First Block!!

It's here it's here!!!
Sherri, from A Quilting Life has posted the
first block for her BOM!  I'm so excited to participate.

Come join the fun!!

Canton Village Quilt Works

Until next time!!

Monday, September 26, 2011


Well it's Monday again and not much happened in the sewing room this weekend.  Went and got a
new look, my hair is much shorter, straighter, and darker.  I finally got rid of the grey!!

Well until next time,

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Bloggers BOM

Jackie at Canton Village Quilt Works is hosting a Blogger's Block of the Month.

Come join the fun!!

What I've Been Working On

Well here's what I've been working on lately,

Hand applique!

I was given a quilt top bom from Joann's from 1999,
and thought I would give it a whirl!  I'm very pleased with
how it is turning out, my only other attempt at hand
applique is from when I took the beginning quilting
classes from my favorite quilt store!  Those classes were
about 3 years ago and I wasn't sure I would remember what
to do, but I have to say it's been fun.  One thing I did ask
when I decided to start this was what their preferred
thread is and was told it is Mettler cotton thread with
the silk finish.  This stuff is great for hand applique, when it
knots up, I can unknot it very easily.  This is the 5th block I've
worked on, I put the 6th one back for later since it has 16 small
hearts to applique, I'll save it for last and hopefully when
I'm much better at what I'm doing.

Well until next time, (hopefully not so long before I
get to post again)


Monday, September 5, 2011

It's been too long

I can't believe I haven't posted since 8/16.  I have been very busy getting some UFO's worked on, haven't taken any pictures to upload but should soon.  Hope everyone is having a great holiday weekend.  It's flying by to quickly.

Until next time,

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hoo Are You???

Finally remembered to go do this again, I am such a slacker!! Check it out for yourself and join in

1. If you could choose one of your personality traits to pass on to your children, what would it be?

2. What's your favorite candy bar?
Peppermint Patty

3. If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Israel, I would love to visit the holy land some time and walk where my Lord and Savior did

4. What 3 adjectives would you use to describe yourself?
Faithful, crafty, resourceful

5. In one word, how would your best friend describe you?
Stable, does this make me sound like a horse???  I sure hope not!!

Well until next time,

Friday, August 12, 2011

The Results Are In!!!

A couple weeks ago I blogged about a survey that was being taken to collect data on craft bloggers.  Well the results are in and they are pretty inpressive.  As of the end of July there were 483 bloggers responding.  Go check it out here to see for yourself.  She is leaving the survey open through the end of 2011 and maybe longer depending on the activity of the survey.

Until next time,

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Nothing much going on

Well I know its been several days since I posted but I haven't been doing much sewing lately.  I did finish a domestic machine quilting class that I started before my daughter's wedding on June 4 this week so I did have the machine running.  Hoping to get some sewing done this coming week as long nothing unforeseen happens!!

Hope everyone else has had a good week sewing and hope you get some sewing done this coming week.

Until next time,

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Craft Blog Survey

Alicia at The Craft Book Project has a survey through the end of July for a thesis she is doing.  Please take the time to help her with her education and complete the survey.  She also is giving away a $100 Michael's gift card.  So what are you waiting for go help her out!!!

Until next time,

Monday, July 25, 2011

Another Dress

Well I've done it again!! I made another dress, from the same pattern as the last one, but different sleeves.  This one was for my niece that is 2 for her birthday.

She is such a little girly girl and I knew this would be perfect for her.  Can't wait until I get to see her in it.

I'm linked up at Sew Darn Crafty.

Until next time,

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Goodwill find!!!

Stopped at Goodwill recently looking for clothes but ended up in the back of the store where the household items are and found several large bags of material, yarn, and misc crafting supplies.  Noticed a couple things in each bag that I know covered the price of the whole bag so I bought all 3 (less than $15 total), when I got them home and started inspecting them I found enough pre-cut 5" square of cotton material to make at least 2 queen size quilt tops, not necessarily my colors but ones I can put together and give to the Red Cross quilt group to finish and give out.  Then in the same bag were several diamond cut blocks that I'm going to try making into a Lone Star quilt top, don't really remember right off hand what colors the material is but worth using to see if I want to spend the money to make one of my own.  In another bag found a pre-quilted panel for a baby quilt will probably put a border on it and save it for a new baby that I know is coming soon.  The bag with the craft supplies had a little of everything in it, includeing a plastic frame and loops for the pot holders I used to make as a child, not to mention purse hardware, sewing patterns, and so much more that I can't remember it all.

As I finish projects with all these new treasure's I'll post pictures!!!

Until next time,

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Red & White Block Swap

I'm so excited, I received my package with all the wonderful red and white squares of fabric today!!! Karen at Sew Many Ways started this swap June 6, 2011, and we had to send 125 5" squares of red and white fabric but in turn we get 125 5" squares back of a variety of fabric.  Still all red and white and I'm so excited I got mine in the mail today!!!!  
Now for the big question????  
What to make with it, 
a red and white quilt top with the blocks as is???
quilt top with 1/2 square triangles???
cut them up into 4th's and make a new bag???
We'll have to see!!!

Until next time,

Sunday, July 17, 2011

New Bible Case

Well since the zipper was acting up on my old case I figured it was time to make a new one.  I decided to also embroider my name on it to make it more personal.  It has a pocket on the front and one inside.

Have gotten some sewing done this weekend, working on a birthday gift for my niece that is turning 2 next weekend.  Also doing some miscellaneous sewing seeing how things look.  I know not very exciting but had gotten some material and wanted to see what I could do with it.

Until next time,

Friday, July 8, 2011

Nothing New

Well this has been a slow week crafting wise.  I've been so busy with other business I haven't gotten to do any sewing, hopefully that will change soon!  Have a couple projects in mind that I'd like to get working on and hopefully life around here will allow it.

Until next time,

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hoo Am I???

Found a new blog, I know I'm blog hopping again :-)!!!  Hoping to get my blog noticed more, so here goes!!

1. Do you decorate for the 4th of July?

No, I'm not a big decorator, my daughter is the one that normally does this type of thing and she just recently got married and moved out, such a sad time in my life!!

2. Do you buy fireworks for the 4th of July?

No, our state limits what you are allowed to set off so we normally just watch what the town puts together.

3.  How do you celebrate the 4th of July?

We normally spend it with family and friends, doing family reunions or just random picnics.

4.  Do you have a family member serving our country?

Not in active duty right now, I have however had many family members serving in the past.  I do have a very good friend who's son is on his way home from Afgahanistan as I type, he is to be in NC on Friday evening.  I do have a cousin that is doing the civilian thing right now in Afgahanistan, he is retired Marines.

5. Do you dress in red, white, or blue for the 4th of July?

Yes, I do normally try to dress in 1 or all 3 of those colors for the holiday weekend.

Well until next time,

Monday, June 27, 2011

Bridal Shower Gifts

Please remember I am NOT the photographer of the family, unfortunately he wasn't available when I was taking these photos.  My cousins daughter is getting married next month and as a shower gift I made towels for the kitchen, I told her since I didn't know which of the 2 would be doing the cooking this covered them both!
Also did these pillowcases, this is a first for me and I think I'll do them again, I am very please with how they turned out. 
I'll have to spend some time looking for cute saying to put on them, I thought about putting "I have a headache" and "I have an aspirin" on them but decided to be safe and just use their last name.

Until next time,

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Latest venture

A dress for a little girl, special order from a co-worker.  She wanted a dress for her daughter, it was easier than I thought it would be.  I do have to say that I am very happy with the way it turned out.

Well until next time,

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sewing classes

Well, I've commited, I'm going to offer a class to teach the younger generation to sew.  Lord help me, I have never taught sewing before but I really feel the need to give back.  I would like to inspire the young ones to learn to sew with some direction and not have to learn by themselves like I did.

I'm going to work with the local quilt shop, A Touch of Thread Quilting Gallery where Martha and her family have adopted me into the family. They have been so encouraging to me and I really appreciate the opportunity they are giving me to do this.

Keep me in your prayers as I take on this challenge.

Until next time,

Friday, June 10, 2011

Another wedding item

I know everyone is probably getting tired of all the wedding stuff, and I think I'm finally done now.

This is the ringbearer's pillow that I cross stitched, it's a pattern I got from Creative Poppy wasn't too bad to make and put together.  I changed the colors to match the wedding.

Well until next time,

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

More Wedding Items

Couple of final items for the wedding, guest book

Wedding Cake

this was an experience, said I didn't want to do this for a living!!

Newlyweds, Mr. & Mrs. Jolly

Until next time,

Monday, May 30, 2011

Wedding Items

Well here are a couple of the items I've been working on for our daughters wedding this coming weekend (06/04).  This first one is a bag for the bride to carry during the dollar dance.

 This second one is her garter to keep, the ribbon actually has their names and wedding date on it.  She purchased this ribbon to put on other things and I happened to remember she had it and wanted to put it on the garters.
I also have 2 of 10 cakes baked for the wedding cake.  We are having 3 tiers with 2 side cakes since we have approximately 150 + guests coming to the reception.  I've finished altering the 4 bridesmaid dresses, and have most of the alterations finished on the matron of honor's dress since she is 8 months pregnant I've had to insert material on the sides under the arms and actually am very pleased with how it is turning out.

Keep praying for good weather on saturday since we are having an outside wedding.

I'll post more pictures as I get things completed.

Until next time,

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Special Order

A friend of mine's son is in the Marine's and stationed in Afgahanistan right now and wanted a purse with the Marine's emblem on it.  She purchased the black material on line, it was the only US Marine material she could find at the time.  I really didn't like the black so I purchased the blue to go with it and I'm pretty satisified with how it turned out.

Well until next time!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pretty Posie Pin's & Pin Cushion Swap

Here is what I came up with to send my swap partner Cindy, the picture of the pins isn't very good but then again I'm not the photographer of the family!!

 You can find the tutorial for the thread basket and the pin cushion.
Here is what I received!!! I love it, purple is one of my favorite colors and I love the fabrics she choose!

Well until next time!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

New Quilt Top

Well since I don't have a design wall I used this area of my living room, it includes my daughters senior picture!  This is where it stands for now, I'm still trying to come up with a way to finish the edges, I'm thinking maybe something to incorporate the points, sort of like a scalloped border.  Any suggestions?

It is a stack 'n whack pattern, it was actually very easy!!  Maybe when I get time I'll try to write up the instructions.

Until next time,

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Small Gift

A small gift for a special friend for her birthday!!
It says Ruth's Thoughts on the cover but I used
green thread so it doesn't show up very well in this photo.

I found this wonderful tutorial over at Obsessively Stitching, check out her blog
for this and more tutorials.

Until next time,

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Friday Night Sew In

Come join the fun!!! Friday, May 20th!!

Handmade by Heidi

Until next time!


Handmade by Heidi

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


This is my WIP I've been working on, I took a class called "Stack N Whack", remember all these blocks came from the same bolt of fabric.

These blocks are mostly dark, but they are not all dark, they vary from light to dark. I'm amazed at the different results for each block. When I finally finish getting it together I'll post again with the final product.

Until next time,


Thursday, May 5, 2011

National Day of Prayer

Just a quick post to wish everyone a "Happy National Day of Prayer"!! Hope everyone spends some time today praying, especially for our Country and those that Lead. Regardless of our feelings, good or bad, for those in Leadership positions we despirately need to pray for them.

Until next time,


Monday, May 2, 2011


These are the garters that one of Stephanie's friends ordered for her wedding this month.

Until next time,


Wedding Party Shirts

Worked on shirts for the bridal party for my daughters wedding, here are 3 of the girls with their shirts.

Until next time,


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Little Bluebell Give Away!!

Well now that I've gotten rid of IE9 I can finally post.

Adrianne at Little Bluebell is having a wonderful giveaway. Check it out.

Until next time,


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Very Thankful!!

Well the storms have stopped temporarily and the power has been restored after 32 1/2 hours.

Well until next time!!


Monday, April 18, 2011

Super GIveaway!!!

Check out for the super giveaway they are having!!!

Until next time!!


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Friday Night Sew In Results

These are my finishes for the FNSI, the first is from a quilt that I had seen on a blog and decided to try to replicate. I was told today that it was a pattern called "Hugs and Kisses"

This second one is from a virtual block of the month that I found a couple weeks ago call "Let's Go Dotty"

Hope everyone had as much fun getting to sew as I did!!

Until next time!!!


Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday Night Sew In

Just found this wonderful site Handmade by Heidi who is hosting a Friday Night Sew In. Hope everyone has fun!!
Handmade by Heidi

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New Craft Room

Well here is what we have been working on...

converting the sons bedroom into my sewing/craft room

If you cannot tell the walls are purple, yes my favorite

color is purple, it inspires me so much.

The floor is vinyl and looks like ceramic tiles.

The bookshelves were custom made for me by my step-dad,

they hold so much, they are filling up fast!

This is the opposite side of the room, I am still getting everything

put away and organized. When that is finished I'll post more pictures.

Hope everyone has a good evening.

Friday, March 4, 2011


Well I didn't drop off the face of the earth, just been really busy trying to get things finished put together. Here are a few things I've been working on over the past few months.

Here is a cross-stitch wedding sampler made for a friend to give as a gift

Cross-Stitch Birth Announcement for one of my daughter's best friends little boy

Afghan for future son-in-law as a Christmas gift.

Plum Creek Quilt crib size, a friend of mine gave me this pattern to try and it was a lot easier than I thought!

Finally finished my sampler quilt that I made the blocks in the beginners quilt class given at A Touch of Thread Quilting Gallery here in Zanesville, OH.